Course


Title

FireWorks for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades - M03: What Makes Fires Burn? The Fire Triangle 1 - Heat and Fuel
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: October 5, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
C - carbon; chemical changes; CO2 - carbon dioxide; fire triangle; H2 - hydrogen; heat; oxygen
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: June 7, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 25038

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity and the next one, students learn about the concept of the Fire Triangle, then test it experimentally. This activity focuses on fire’s requirement for fuel and a heat source.

Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding of fire as a process of chemical change.

Objectives:

  • Students can describe the chemical change that occurs in combustion.
  • Students can explain why combustion is a chemical change.
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